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Eastbourne County Bankruptcy Court Information

Going to Court is the final step of the bankruptcy process. Prior to speaking to the Court and arranging a time and date to apply for a Bankruptcy Order you first need to think about your options.

Qualified, professional assistance is a must as soon as your debts are becoming so unmanageable that drastic action is required. Occasionally the problem isn't as bad as you think, and an informal arrangement, such as a Debt Management Plan, may be more practical.

If bankruptcy certainly is the solution you're looking for, then the appropriate documentation will eventually be submitted to your local County Court.

For those living within Eastbourne we have included the court details below. You only need to contact the court if you already have everything prepared, including your Statement of Affairs and Debtor's Petition, and you are ready to finalise the Bankruptcy Order.

To arrange a consultation you can complete this online form, and an experienced Advisor will be in touch to assess your situation and advise you accordingly.


The Law Courts
Old Orchard Road
Eastbourne East Sussex
BN21 4UN

DX 98110 Eastbourne 2

Court number 191
County Court number 191

General Contacts

Switchboard 01323 727518
General Fax 01323 649372

Opening Times

Court building open 9.30 am
Court building closed 4.30 pm
Court counter open 10.00 am
Court counter closed 4.00 pm



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